There’s a lot the changing season has had to offer for our skin and glam, from mascara you will not be able to live without and a mask that is almost miraculous for your skin, to a gel that really zaps away your zits. This one may be one of our favourite curations so far.
Estée Lauder Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser & Melting Soft Creme/Mask, ₹3,200 and ₹1,550
We presume you’ve heard of the goodness of fermented everything for the skin—both eaten and applied—but rarely have we found products that capitalise on it, and then do it as well as this duo by Estée Lauder. Add to this, they have a clever blend of Korean skin secrets like sweet kelp, red algae, and coconut water that works wonders for sensitive skin and is also miraculous for large pores.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Gummy Bear and Sweet Candy, ₹1,420
From surprises to staples—we don’t know what our lips would do without the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, and the brand never fails to surprise us with their new flavours. This time it’s candy and the perfect something for the Halloween season!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Sculpt Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, ₹3,350
There’s been plenty of talk about make-up enriched with the goodness of skincare, and this mascara by one of our favourite brands when it comes to lash and brow everything is a dream come true. A mascara that not only gives you the effect of your dream lashes but also aids you to actually grow them with a potent mix of biotin, collagen, and peptides! Could you have asked for a million dollars?
Biossance Squalane range, starting from ₹2,600
Give us anything with squalane with the changing season and we’ll thank you for its hydration power and antioxidant action. Add to that ingredients like copper peptides, marine algae, omega, and rose oil and the entire range is a perfect curation for detoxed, clearer, tighter, glowing skin. Have we missed out anything else from your skin goals? Add them here, it is like this range has all the answers.
Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, ₹3,000; Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Pore-Minimizing Cleanser, ; Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner, ₹2,800; Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, ₹5,800
Beauty by BiE Calm Your Zits Anti-Acne Gel, ₹549
Okay, we cannot recommend this enough. There are very few products that truly change your life, and this one has in the best way possible. It’s bye-bye zits in less than two days! And we are talking about the most stubborn ones. This one with Japanese root extract, tea tree oil, and niacinamide is a must for all beauty shelves.
Sereko Vitamin C Complete Regime, starting from ₹650
Your skincare is incomplete without some calm clarifying, and this entire range by Sereko with ingredients like acerola cherry for skin brightening, niacinamide for improved texture, marine microalgae extract for age spots, and brahmi for fine lines targets a wide variety of everyday skin concerns with the most comforting formula. In fact, the brand has worked to tie in skincare and self care in a psychodermatological formula, and while we can’t vouch for the science of it all, the barely-there soothing smell sure does help lift the mood!
Sereko Clarifying Cleanser, ₹850; Sereko Clarifying Toner, ₹750; Sereko Clarifying Face Moisturiser, ₹975; Sereko Clarifying Serum, ₹1,250; Sereko Clarifying Body Scrub, ₹650; Sereko Clarifying Body Oil, ₹850; Sereko Super Glow Kit, ₹1,750
82°E Rose Boost, ₹2,400
I am always sceptical of eye cream claims. Almost all of them target dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness, and while for someone who has hereditary dark circles these claims always fall short, this one by 82°E enriched with powerhouses like peptides, glycerine, coconut alkanes, and niacinamide definitely helps with the puffiness and hydrating the under eye area—which, kind of is key to keeping the under eye bright and youthful.
Innisfree Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum, ₹2,650
This one from the brand whose Green Tea Seed Serum has not been replaced on most of our skincare racks has been especially exciting, and it sure packs a punch. With its signature Jeju Green Tea Enzyme and a vitamin C formula which includes water-soluble derivatives like 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid—this one delivers the best of both its loved green tea formula with the targeted impact of vitamin C.
Shankara Moisturising Mask, ₹2,450
We’re all in need of lots of pampering this changing season, and the first thing to take a hit is our skin’s moisture barrier, for which masking can be the quickest, most promising solution if done correctly. This mask from one of our most trusted brands has quickly become a go-to. While we might recommend a shorter keep-on period for oily skin, it is sure to leave your skin quenched with ingredients like gotu kola extract, honey, glycerin, oat flour, and calendula.
Skin Story Bold Multistick, ₹3,600
We are so excited the Dubai brand is here in India! And this creamy formula with a brown shade that works for a wide range of skin tones is definitely a favourite. It is a product that stays, and surprisingly is not drying on the skin with its mix of oils. We’re definitely keeping a look out for what the brand launches next, because it has sure aced multitasking products with great shades.
The Body Shop Vitamin C range, starting from ₹1,295
A good vitamin C routine can be a game changer for your skin routine, and this entire range from the Body Shop is your one stop answer for introducing the ingredient through out your skincare steps. We especially love the cleansing polish for that extra bit of TLC for your body leaving you with clearer, smoother skin.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish, ₹1,295; The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, ₹2,295; The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum, ₹2,995
milk_shake make my day range, starting from ₹800
We may have been sold on the brand’s signature vanilla scent of this right at the get go, but our soft and shiny tresses after just one wash with this range of shampoo, conditioner leave-in spray had us coming back to this one for more. One of the best routine shampoo we have used in a while.
milk_shake make my day shampoo, ₹1,800; milk_shake make my day conditioner, ₹1,900; milk_shake incredible milk, ₹800
Type Beauty Dual Smudge Stick, ₹950
Another beauty product that does the job of two, which we are always a fan of—you can pick the highlighter-blush combo or the blush-bronzer combo based on what you’re a fan of, but what we love about this product in the three skincare variations it comes for—dry or oily skin, and even one targeted for dry and dull skin. Who doesn’t want a blush that also heals!
The Love Co. In-Shower Moisturizer Mist, ₹1,299
At a time when our skin routines are unendingly littered with steps, anything that does the job quickly and easily helps. And the mist makes moisturising after a shower very very quick. Spritz in the shower or right after and follow with a quick dry, and your skin is ready for the day. It doesn’t get easier.
Conscious Chemist Snail Mucin Cream and Cleanser, ₹699 and ₹399
We have been addicted to snail mucin for its ability to help clear skin texture and provide power-packed moisturisation, and were very excited for this one. Though the concentration of snail mucin is very low with this duo, the texture comes through for a win and sure adds the elasticity it promises. The cleanser, in fact, with its lactic acid and bectaine combo does a great job of exfoliation and hydration and is one that would stay in our showers.
Conscious Chemist Snail Mucin Cream, ; Conscious Chemist Snail Mucin Cleanser, ₹399
The Earth Collection Cure & Care range, starting from ₹990
From a pre-wash hair spray that protects your hair from water damage from hard water, salt water, and chlorinated water, to a co-wash (conditioning only wash) that gently cleanses and condition and a hair moisturiser with ingredients like goji berry, oats, and sunflower—your hair will thank you for this range.
The Earth Collection Water Defence Spray, ₹1,250; The Earth Collection Hair Moisturizer, ₹990; The Earth Collection Co-Wash, ₹1,250